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#1 saneguy

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 08:51 PM

Saw this online today. A Reggie Lagow of Coleman, Texas claims to have caught a chupacabra. After a number of his chickens and turkeys were killed, Lagow set up a trap to catch the culprit. What he found inside is being described as a mix between a hairless dog, a rat and a kangaroo. Here's a pic of the mysterious animal:

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What do you guys think? Could this actually be a chupa? To me, it looks like a malnurished, albino kangaroo.
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Posted 25 August 2005 - 09:08 PM

Alright, now that the shivers have stopped....lol. Yeah, it does look like a rather young albino kangaroo...but what on earth is a young kangaroo doing running around Texas?

I suppose now I should take a look at what kinds of critters are native to Texas, and probably Mexico & New Mexico as well.

It just doesn't look at all like what I envisioned a Chupacabra to be based on all the descriptions I've read.

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Posted 25 August 2005 - 10:53 PM

Awww that poor lil' critter. :D
Doesn't look like any of the classic descripts of what I've read a chupa to be. That guy really should be boiled in his own chicken grease for trying to get publicity that way.
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 01:16 AM

.  That guy really should be boiled in his own chicken grease for trying to get publicity that way.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 06:50 AM

Well, I live in Texas & have for quite a long time & I have NEVER seen a kangaroo running around free. I don't think I have ever even seen one in any of the zoos that I have been to here......so, no, kangaroos are NOT native to Texas!

I agree, poor little thing.....very sad.
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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:11 AM

It was us mad aussies...we smuggled some albino kanga's over there and shaved them so you'd all think they were the chupa's! lol.. That poor critter looks cute.. You know, i wonder what its teeth look like, if it has sharp teeth that would be kinda creepy! But if they are just flat like ours..then I'm guessing hes a grass eater, now surely somones checked out his insides and seen what infact he did eat.. too many questions..!

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 07:11 AM

Oh what i meant is Kangaroo's dont eat people, its a myth!!

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 12:39 PM

Definitely doesn't match the drawing on the front page of A Folha de São Paulo.

While there might not be native kangaroos in Texas, there's a herd of wallabees on Oahu. Back in the 1970s a male and female escaped from the zoo. The mountains they chose as their new home is too rough to try and recapture them.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 04:06 PM

This pic reminds me of the story of a beast haunting some american town (can't remember which), hanging out around all the secluded beauty spots frequented by children and known for appearing mysteriously and hideously at car windows before disapearing into the night. People described it as half dog half human half ape I seem to remember. Someone eventually shot the beast and it turned out to be nothing more than a stray dog that had been caught in a fire.
To me this looks like a poor mongrel dog positioned in such a way as to exentuate its odd features for the pic.

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Posted 26 August 2005 - 05:43 PM

yea I agree it does resemble a dog, or a fox heavaly infected with skabb's...
poor thing...

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:42 PM

LOL Simmy You mad Aussies and your kangaroo smuggling ways!! :lol:

It does appear to be some sort of 'wild' canine breed. I honestly can't think of any domestic breeds that have the same appearance.
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Posted 27 August 2005 - 09:58 PM

It looks rather like a whippet or greyhound now that I think on it, not pure bred, but like it has that in its genetic ancestory. The front leg (only one is showing) looks remarkably like the lower part was lost/removed years ago (I've seen many a program that details three legged dogs and cats, after a few years, that's what the remaining portion of the leg looks like)

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 01:05 AM

I was thinking that too, that it might've been a greyhound.
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Posted 28 August 2005 - 11:41 AM

Here are a couple of pictures that show it a little more clearly.

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Posted 28 August 2005 - 12:50 PM

Is it just me or is the lower jaw in the second pic that Justa posted shorter than in the other two pictures? The teeth in that second pic also don't look very real to me. Why does the front legs in the pic posted by Saneguy look amputated, yet are there in full in Justa's pic?

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